HEMI Music Awards (HMA) is a talent programme for artists who seek professional support to help them break through the borders, reach new audiences and develop an international career.The Αwards are addressed to Export-ready solo artists or bands. HMA is organized by the Hub for the Exchange of Music Innovation (HEMI) a project of 10 organizations from 9 countries, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
From a total of 325 exceptional European artists, representing a broad musical spectrum, 27 of them were selected from an international jury of industry experts, festival organizers, promoters, export offices, venue managers and music journalists. Selected artists are from Estonia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.
The lucky ones from Estonia are:
Holy Motors, whose open-road anthems will take you on a ride that’ll last till the end of your nights, and it’ll be heavenly.
The Boondocks, flirting with old-school rock’n’roll in all its diversity – from gritty riffs and rebellious connotation to witty Warholian poses and catchy tunes.
Vera Vice, velvety dreampop, experimental ambient and phantasmagorical poetry – a marriage of hypnagogic pop and sound architecture.
Partner organisations of HMA:
Τεχνόπολη Δήμου Αθηναίων – Technopolis City of Athens | SoundCzech | Music Estonia | Tallinn Music Week | Athens Music Week | Majdnem Híres Rocksuli| CEEntral Party | Password Production | Taksirat Festival | KBF| Wianki w Krakowie | Tak Brzmi Miasto | Mastering the Music Business | Exit Festival | Sigic